Author's Book list

Immortal Island Series

A fast paced Paranormal love story set in contemporary times. It combines a diverse and intriguing lovable set of characters, with an unrelenting sense of how powerful immortality really is. Sarah a human is thrown in the middle of it all.

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Spellbound
The Vampire Masquerade
The Fallen
The Reckoning

New Paranormal Series out Feat Avery Snow
Meet Avery Snow, a clairvoyant witch that speaks to the dead. In this series, Avery goes through supernatural situations that everyday people turn a blind eye to. Join Avery in her journey of self-discovery and mysterious adventures that will keep you guessing to the very end.

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Vol 2 coming soon...

Also a new contemporary Romance by Sabrina Ross

Lauren Miller's life has changed drastically after the death of her fiance Matthew. She moves back home to Portland from Los Angeles to help her mother. Lauren falls through a wormhole of emotions she is no used to. She meets up with old friends and soon enough is back to old habits. Through her best friend Cassie she meets a new beau...or two...

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IMMORTAL ISLAND

IMMORTAL ISLAND
All available Books by SL/Sabrina Ross

Friday, October 19, 2012

Didn't make the cut

Round one has been and gone. List is posted and I didn't make the cut this round. Now that I am aware of the contest and how it works I will try again next year and hopefully make the cut. I took a chance using a first person story but it was the only thing I had ready from beginning to end. Next year I will submit a different genre and a third person view.
I tried to explain to my husband last night the difference between first person third person and narative and he didn't get it. lol. Either he didn't listen to my explanation or he didn't understand the difference. So I thought I would post the difference here.

First Person POV - The telling of a story in the grammatical first person, it's as if the author is telling his or her story. i.e. from the perspective of an "I," - I am going to the park, we went out. I had a date. However, this form of narration is more difficult to achieve in film; however, voice-over narration can create the same structure. Orson Welles achieves similar effects in Citizen Kane through, for example, the judicious use of POV and over-the-shoulder shots. Such narrators can be active characters in the story being told or mere observers. First-person narration tends to underline the act of transmission and often includes an embedded listener or reader, who serves as the audience for the tale. First-person narration focalizes the narrative through the perspective of a single character. The question of motivation or psychology is therefore often raised: why is this narrator telling us this story in this way and can we trust him? For this reason, unreliable narrators are not uncommon.

Bibliograpy - Guid to literary & critical theory

Third Person POV - The third person point of view is a form of storytelling in which a narrator relates all action in third person, using third person pronouns such as "he" or "she." i.e. He said he was going to the park later that day. She didn't realize what she had said would affect her later. - Third person point of view may be omniscient or limited. Often new writers feel most comfortable with first person, but writing in the third person allows a writer more freedom in how a story is told.

Bibliograpy - About.com Fiction writing

Narration POV - one who tells, or is assumed to be telling, the story in a given narrative. In modern analysis of fictional narratives, the narrator is the imagined ‘voice’ transmitting the story, and is distinguished both from the real author (who may have written other tales with very different narrators) and from the implied author (who does not recount the story, but is inferred as the authority responsible for selecting it and inventing a narrator for it). In a dramatic work, a narrator is a performer who recounts directly to the audience a summary of events preceding or during a scene or act. See also point of view.

And lastly all together - Narrators vary according to their degree of participation in the story: in first‐person narratives they are involved either as witnesses or as participants in the events of the story, whereas in third‐person narratives they stand outside those events; an omniscient narrator stands outside the events but has special privileges such as access to characters' unspoken thoughts, and knowledge of events happening simultaneously in different places. Narrators also differ in the degree of their overtness: some are given noticeable characteristics and personalities (as in first‐person narratives and in some third‐person narratives; see intrusive narrator), whereas ‘covert’ narrators are identified by no more than a ‘voice’ (as in most third‐person narratives). Further distinctions are made between reliable narrators, whose accounts of events we are obliged to trust, and unreliable narrators, whose accounts may be partial, ill‐informed, or otherwise misleading: most third‐person narrators are reliable, but some first‐person narrators are unreliable.


Bibliography - Answers.com

Cheers
xoxo
Sabrina

Friday, October 12, 2012

ROUND ONE

Well round one is officially over and we all wait in anticipation for the top 28 (including 3 wldcards) to be posted. Then round two will begin. I am nervous and trying to keep busy as I wait to see the list. Manuscript is good to go just need to change the font up when and if my name makes the list. Please keep your fingers crossed and toes if you can. I really hope I make the top 28. ____________________________________________________________________________________ If not that is okay too. I will prepare something new for next yuear for the contest or just send in a submission in the mean time to their editors. Sorry for the lines but my keyboard decided it wasnt going to cooperate with me and the shift buttons doesnt work or creates a random symbol instead.......ffs.... _______________________________________________________________________________________ Cheers ___________ xoxo ____________ Sabrina

Sunday, October 7, 2012

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT PLEASE

I need votes! You can vote once a day! Likes and tweets share the story with people you know that helps spread the word. Please if you can vote again today and spread the word by also clicking tweet button and facebook like button share my entry on your page for all to see and show your support. There are some stories that have over 250 LIKES they will probably be in the top 25 because more people will have seen their story. PLEASE, please, please help me make the top 25 and vote once every 24hrs.!!!!
Show your support for a Canadian Author.
Immortal island
xoxo
Sabrina

Thursday, October 4, 2012

3 Days

So it has now been 3 days since the voting began at sytycw. We dont get to see the number of votes each entry has so far. Not until the winners are announced. I am so nervous! There are 87 likes for my story but that doesn't necessarily mean thats how many votes I have. could be more could be less. The voting button is a big red button you cant miss. So far everyone I know that has gone to vote has told me they have. Thanks to them for their support. So if anyone is reading this head over there and vote for my story.
Immortal Island Entry
Thanks in advance to those of you who told me you supported me. xoxo
Voting continues to go on till oct 11 and everyone who has voted can vote once a day. (every 24hrs from last vote)
Cheers Sabrina

Monday, October 1, 2012

VOTING IS OPEN

http://www.soyouthinkyoucanwrite.com
VOTING IS NOW OPEN! GET ON OVER AND SUPPORT ME!!!
SL Ross Immortal Island Series
Spellbound is the entry.

Sabrina

VOTING!

HEYA,
One more day before voting begins...I AM SO NERVOUS. I know my story isn't complete crap, so I should get some votes. I'm just praying I can make the top 25 at least!! Gosh I want to win so bad too! I just hope I can promote the voting everywhere that I am signed up. And of course everyone goes out to read the one chapter and votes for me! Show support for self published authors! I am pretty sure there is enough romance in the novel to make the cut. The first chaper doesn't have much for romance, it happens later on as the story develops.
Well stay tuned I will be sharing the link for votes and HOPE you all show support!
Cheers
xoxo
Sabrina

SL Ross Fave's

S.L's bookshelf

Night World, No. 1: Secret Vampire; Daughters of Darkness; Spellbinder (Night World, #1-3)
Night World, No. 2: Dark Angel; The Chosen; Soulmate
Night World, No. 3: Huntress, Black Dawn, Witchlight
Nightfall
The Fury and Dark Reunion
The Awakening and The Struggle
New Moon
Eclipse
Breaking Dawn
City of Bones
City of Ashes
City of Glass
Beautiful Creatures
Fallen
Spirit Bound
Burned
Marked
Betrayed
Chosen
Untamed


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S.L. Ross's books on Goodreads
Spellbound Spellbound (Immortal Island, #1)
reviews: 20
ratings: 40 (avg rating 4.12)

The Vampire Masquerade The Vampire Masquerade ( Immortal Island, #2)
reviews: 8
ratings: 21 (avg rating 4.33)

The Fallen The Fallen (Immortal Island, #3)
reviews: 8
ratings: 16 (avg rating 4.12)

The Reckoning The Reckoning (Immortal Island, #4)
reviews: 5
ratings: 7 (avg rating 4.57)

A New Witch In town A New Witch In town
reviews: 1
ratings: 1 (avg rating 5.00)